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Occupation  Actor
Children  Ferenc Zenthe
Role  Actor

Name  Ferenc Zenthe
Years active  1945–2006
Awards  Kossuth Prize
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Born  April 20, 1920 (1920-04-20) Salgobanya, Hungary
Died  July 30, 2006, Budapest, Hungary
Spouse  Gizella Zenthe (m. ?–2006), Katalin Zenthe (m. ?–1983)
Movies and TV shows  Szomszedok, The Revolt of Job, Szaffi, Mattie the Goose‑boy, Death in Shallow Water
Similar People  Juci Komlos, Mari Torocsik, Attila Dargay, Imre Gyongyossy, Gyula Szabo

Ferenc Zenthe (born Ferenc Rameshofer; 20 April 1920 – 30 July 2006) was a Hungarian actor, honored with being chosen as an Actor of the Nation, the Kossuth Prize and the Meritorious Artist Award of Hungary. Best known from the historical series A Tenkes Kapitánya and pioneering soap opera Szomszédok, he was regarded as one of the great talents of his generation.


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Life and career

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Ferenc Zenthe was born on 20 April 1920 in Salgóbánya (now part of Salgótarján) as the only son of a 50-year-old mining engineer. He attended the Cistercian high school of Eger, then attended four semesters in the University of Economics in Budapest, which he left to join the Academy of Performing Arts in 1941, but ended his studies after one year because of World War II. He joined the National Theatre of Pécs in 1945, and after two seasons, the Kisfaludy Theatre of Győr (now the National Theatre of Győr). In 1949 he joined the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen, and in 1952 the Madách Theatre of Budapest, where he stayed for the rest of his life.

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Beloved by the audience from the start of his career, he received numerous film and television roles in the restarting Hungarian film industry. His first role was the one of army general Sándor Nagy in Föltámadott a Tenger, then the leading role of Rákóczi hadnagya. This followed a series of romantic/comedic roles: a Kétszer kettő néha 5, Mese a 12 találatról, Kölyök, Fapados szerelem. In 1963 he got the leading role of the first series produced by the Hungarian Television: A Tenkes kapitánya (The Captain of Tenkes). As the leery Máté Eke in one of the greatest success of early Hungarian television, Zenthe's fame grew potentially. He led the cast of the Oscar-nominated The Revolt of Job in 1983. Beside movies and stage roles, he was mainly known from TV series like Tüskevár, Fekete Város, Bors, and particularly Szomszédok: from 1987, he formed the grumbling old taxi driver Uncle Taki in the first sitcom of the Hungarian Television, which achieved cult status in its 12-year run. Ferenc Zenthe also performed numerous voiceovers, and was the cast member of Europe's longest running radio play, Szabó család, for which he recorded scenes even from his deathbed . Ferenc Zenthe died of pneumonia on 30 July 2006, and was buried in the Farkasréti Cemetery.


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  • 1954, 1968 Jászai Mari Award
  • 1975 Merited Artist Award
  • 1984 Award of Film Critics
  • 1989 Distinguished Artist Award
  • 1992 Erzsébet Award
  • 1993 Award of the Hungarian Actor's Guild
  • 1995 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Officer's Cross
  • 1997 Kossuth Prize
  • 2000 Honorary citizenship in Siklós
  • 2003 Honorary citizenship in his hometown of Salgótarján
  • 2005 Hungarian Heritage Award
  • 2005 Actor of the Hungarian Nation
  • Television Series

  • A Tenkes kapitánya (1963)
  • Princ, a katona (1966)
  • Oly korban éltünk (1966)
  • Tüskevár (1967)
  • Őrjárat az égen (1969)
  • Bors (1968)
  • Rózsa Sándor (1970)
  • A fekete város (1971)
  • Vivát, Benyovszky! (1975)
  • Szomszédok (1987-1999)
  • Kerek világ (1988)
  • Komédiások (2000)
  • Sobri (2003)
  • References

    Ferenc Zenthe Wikipedia

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